Quickslide takes health & safety to another level

Quickslide’s Michael Connor proudly displays the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme certificate
Quickslide’s Michael Connor proudly displays the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme certificate
Quickslide’s Michael Connor proudly displays the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme certificate
Quickslide’s Michael Connor proudly displays the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme certificate

Window and door fabricator, Quickslide, has been awarded Silver Merit Level 3 in the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) GLASS Charter Merit Scheme for Heath & Safety …and immediately declared its aim is to go for levels four, five and six.

The award recognises significant steps by the company, not only in upgrading its safety procedures but also in establishing systems and protocols in areas such as risk assessment, incident investigation and safety audits as well as safety training for managers and safety improvement groups with increased involvement by employees.

The GLASS Charter – ‘Goal Less Accidents, Safer Sites’ – was set up by the GGF and British Glass in partnership with the industry, declaring the target that: ‘Organisations in the UK glass industry will contribute towards a 30% or equivalent reduction in lost time accidents.’

Quickslide chairman, Adrian Barraclough, said the award was a credit to everyone in the company: “They have all worked hard and they all recognise the part every one of them must play in keeping Quickslide a safe place to work.

“But we’re not letting it end at Silver Level 3. We have already made a start on aiming for the next level and getting as far up the ladder as we can.”

The scheme has three grades, Merit, Silver Merit and Gold Merit, each with six levels, allowing companies ‘to recognise and celebrate their successes in a measured and progressive manner,’ according to the GGF.